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Weekend Getaway

in the most beautiful little towns

When your holiday is in a hot climate but there is no beach or pool at your disposable, your wardrobe needs to be a bit different.

If you are planning a weekend away in a southern European city in the summer, you better pack light clothes for sightseeing in the heat, comfortable shoes to wonder around and a big bag for the shopping you are going to do!

You will probably need a hat, it’s always sunny! And being we recommend you carry a scarf in case you have to dress your outfit up, need to cover your shoulders from the sun or before you go in church, or to use as a turban on your head.


Italy is by far our favourite country. And not because I am from there. You can’t beat Rome, the eternal city, it was made for walking around. But also Florence, Venice. Head to Puglia and Sicily for some Southern charm. Noto, Taormina, Ostuni, Alberobello, just a few of a million little towns you could visit. And obviously don’t forget the ever magical Amalfi coast and Cinque terre. The list could go on and on....

Moorish Charm

We are also enchanted by the moorish feel of Andalusia with Seville, Malaga, and Granada, where to experience Arab art mixed with Spanish culture. Have a glass of wine, a cerveza or a bit of local sherry while admiring the local architecture. Andalusia is extremely hot in the Summer so avoid July and August and dress lightly. If you head to Marrakesh or Fez, to get lost in the souks (our favorite hobby), dress in a way that is respectful to traditions. A linen shirt and a pair of khaki trousers paired with pom-pom shoes and a big basket bag are ideal. A Panama hat always completes the look. In the evening, wear a long dress and use orange blossom parfume to spice the night up!

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